Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Looking for your feedback/comments

I see from my web traffic software there are plenty of people coming to read my blog. This is encouraging and I am grateful for your interest.

But most of you come and go silently - and I am interested to know what your think - about the blog itself and/or about our designs.

So if you have any reaction to the blog or the cases I would much like to hear about them.

Thank you.



Anonymous Rod said...

I have been watching for a number of monthhs, read your blog in it's entirity, and seen some wonderful designs, thoughts, and offerings that the guitar world should stop and ponder. Musicians now have a full rennaissance of hand built wonders that sonically rival their predecessors, that take into account new materials and designs. These sonic wonders range in value; some reaching amazing costs when first purchased. A $8-40K, Classical guitar or carved top Jazz guitar can provide delight for years to come and yet has a limited number of offerings that can provide elegant, safe, and worthy surroundings for an artist to carry a true wonder of wood and glue. The Violin has had that characterized priviledge for centuries. I am counting the dollars, and waiting to see the result with crush tests, linings, options, and the final product. What I have seen so far is not a far-fetched wild hair from a designer, but a well thought out result of a niche market item that will not be for everyone, but an option to afford an object that willhouse an instrument that could be used potentially for the next century and in some cases be left behind as legacy to an art from.

4:06 AM  
Blogger Nick Comer-Calder said...

Rod - I am truly grateful for your response.

From your emails I knew of your interest in my design but it is great to read your positive appraisal of my approach.

It is especially good to read your last sentence
"...an abject that could be used potentially for the next century..." it is very much my hope that my cases will stand exactly this test of time.

8:59 PM  
Anonymous Thomas Houck said...

Dude- I love the hard shell design you have going. When is it available for sale? Think about this. The people who are willing to pay the extra for an American made Strat are the people who very well may buy your guitar cases. Just do it. Don't worry about making them worry about marketing them!

Thomas Houck

6:47 PM  
Blogger Nick Comer-Calder said...

Thomas I'm glad to read your appreciation. I aim to be ready to take orders in March.

I know that marketing is important - but for me the most important thing is making the cases as well as humanly possible.

9:58 AM  
Blogger the improvising guitarist said...

I’ve been dropping in irregularly to have a look since, maybe, October ’06. I like the design, and I am fascinated by your work. However, it all looks a little to expensive for me. As someone who finds that instrument cases are things that are transient at best (trashed infrequently, but often enough for it to register financially), I suspect I’m not in your target market.

S, tig

4:57 PM  
Blogger Nick Comer-Calder said...

Hello S, tig

Great to read you've kept coming back and a pleasure to read that you find my work fascinating - that's real encouragement.

My target market is everyone who is interested in things that are well made. My cases are very expensive and not everyone will be able to afford them - but I like to think they might be in some small way inspirational for buyers and non-buyer alike.

And it is my hope that they will last pretty well for ever - 20-30 years so for the people that do spend the money it should be a good investment.

Best regards


4:39 PM  

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